Ocean Road Landscaping is expanding our team and is a choice employer offering employment opportunities for growth, challenge and self-development.

We pride ourselves on professionalism and premium work standards.  The greatest employment attributes in our team is willing attitude followed by skill.  Being a self-starter and motivated is also something we value.  Being passionate about landscape is another drive we look for in when considering new people.  Follow the tips in this link if you are wanting employment in the landscape gardening industry

Working as a landscaper on the Surf Coast is a fantastic lifestyle choice.  At Ocean Road Landscaping we get to work in some fantastic locations for some fantastic people, in among a really friendly team.  We aim to build gardens that are different, sustainable and beautiful to a high quality standard.  We believe in the whole team being involved in the whole process.

This is part of the reason are in the Geelong Business Awards Hall of Fame and also 3 Landscape Victoria awards.

employment opportunities

Working is a part of our lives, some people work to live and some live to work.  After many years of working out that “working” at ORL is all about balance. We spend more time with our workmates than we do with our own families, for this reason we see the right people at work as the most important part of the operation. Work should be a place where you can belong and contribute in a rewarding way along with some fun and challenge.

There are times when we are looking to grow our team with a specific role in mind, and are  times when the right mix of person, attitude and skills come along and we grow organically.  Often we find the best thing to do is develop the role around the person rather than creating the role and trying to find the perfect person. Flexibility in working arrangements with some give and take  usually work best for the business and the people.

Right now we are looking to grow the team with the following specific skills and abilities?

Horticulturist and Plant Sourcing Specialist

Full-Time or 4 days a week flexible.
Job Description:

Overview: Elevate your horticulture career with ORL’s unique opportunity for a creative and passionate individual. As a Horticulturist and Plant Sourcing Specialist, you’ll be at the forefront of shaping the green life within the company. Collaborating with diverse teams, you’ll contribute to the selection, installation, and ongoing care of plants, ensuring the beauty and vitality of ORL gardens.

Remuneration: Join ORL and enjoy a competitive salary package (based on skill set and experience) supplemented with superannuation. Embrace a fulfilling and flexible, full-time or part-time career with additional benefits, self-funded rdos &/or time in lieu, including 4 weeks’ leave (pro rata), sick or carer’s leave (pro rata), and all public holidays (pro rata).

Please phone Peter Shaw for a confidential conversation about your suitability, pay and conditions. 0418 321 391

Additional Perks:

  • Dedicated Nursery Space: ORL provides a dedicated nursery space and hot house equipped for efficient plant management and organization.
  • Work Van: Utilize a company van during work hours, ensuring mobility and convenience in executing your responsibilities.
  • Creative team environment- Join a dedicated team of 25 like-minded people working in a creative team
  • Life Style- Build your own seaside lifestyle around work and life on the coats.

Main Role:

  1. Plant Sourcing:
    • Collaborate with designers, garden care team, landscape team and clients to curate and plant materials for new projects and garden care jobs.
    • Source large orders together for landscaping jobs on time and with quality stock.
  2. Consultation and Design:
    • Consult with clients and designers, utilizing your industry expertise to create plant lists.
    • Implement creative designs using hand-drawn/mud maps sketches or CAD and other tools (CAD skills not essential).
  3. Nursery Management:
    • Efficiently manage the nursery:
      • Evaluate and refresh stock.
      • Maintain an organised and tidy inventory.
      • Ensure optimal watering practices.
      • Execute potting up
  4. Garden Installation:
    • Contribute to the installation of new gardens in coordination with the landscape team.
  5. Aftercare Services:
    • Provide ongoing care to new landscapes during included aftercare periods, collaborating with the garden care team and clients on progress.
  6. Client Engagement:
    • Offer expert advice and plant lists to existing clients, focusing on plant improvements.
      • Undertake orders and plant outs.
      • Regularly visit gardens, proposing annual refreshes or updates.
      • Communicate with clients, providing estimates for suggested work.
  7. Landscape Support:
    • Collaborate on landscaping jobs, offering construction support, hands-on involvement, and labouring.
  8. Collaboration with the Garden Care Team:
    • Assist the garden care team with tasks such as mulching, pruning, and garden renovations.


  • Proven horticultural experience with plant sourcing expertise.
  • Basic sketch skills and or equivalent tools.
  • Effective nursery management capabilities.
  • Strong communication and client engagement skills.
  • Hands-on experience in landscaping and garden care.
  • Budget-driven decisions.

If you’re ready to thrive in a dynamic horticulture role with a competitive salary and additional perks, apply now and be a key player in ORL’s green vision!

Please send in your application and resume (including references) to info@orl.com.au or contact Peter for more information 0418 321391 during the hours.

Garden Care Person

ORL is looking to expand our garden maintenance team. We pride ourselves on not being just another mowing service- we are a true gardening service. You will be undertaking a general garden task like mowing and edging, tree work, shrub pruning, spraying and weeding and then you will have an influence on the shape and design of the garden by being able to see the whole picture and work one step ahead of the needs of the garden.

Being a true gardening service it’s all about the details and having an eye for the many small parts. Plants will play a key part on in all gardens and a lot of the garden work will be about plant health, care and replacement. Working in a team environment you will contribute to the success of some amazing gardens. We are interested in hard working qualified gardeners and/or people with a strong interest in gardens who are willing to learn.

Great conditions and location, freedom and autonomy for the right people- Garden care F/T preferred, consider 4 days a week, $28-$36 per hour.  

Key Requirements:

  • 5 years of gardening experience (qualifications preferred but not essential)
  • Manual driver’s license (truck license preferred but not mandatory, can be obtained)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Creative mindset

For more information Join Our Team as a Full-time Gardener Gardener or phone Peter Shaw 0418 321391.  Please send in your resume and application form, with references to our email.


Small Machine Mechanic-Casual

A casual position between 4 to 8 hours per week-optimally Saturday or Sunday, although weekdays may also work with negotiable rate of pay depending on experience.

Anglesea depo, ORL is looking for the right person to look after our small machines and equipment.  The person will be responsible for upkeep and servicing of our garden care and landscaping equipment. They will be  undertaking repairs, servicing and maintenance to keep the teams moving.  Skills that would be needed include -welding, basic auto electoral fault finding, breakdowns, puncture repairs, small machine serving,  and sharpening of chainsaws and hedgers.  We see this role being around 8 hours a week with flexibility. Casual or subcontract rates would apply.  Most tools and works space included.

Extra hours can be worked if the right person also was willing to wash vehicles and equipment.

Person would be responsible for repairs and maintenance to vehicles and equipment. Applicants must be self-starters and show sound mechanical understanding with some workshop experience would be helpful but not essential.

For further information, click on the PDF link Mechanical Maintnenace Role Please send in your application and resume (including references) to info@orl.com.au or contact Peter for more information 0418 321391 during the hours.

If you feel you are suited  to work within these roles or across several of them  we would like you to make confidential contact by phoning Peter Shaw on 0418 321 391 to find out more specifics and tell your story.  We find an initial conversation is the best way to explore the first step to possible employment.  You are also more than welcome to email your resume to .  Make sure you include several references contacts for us so we can do our home work before making contact with you, if you are a suitable candidate at the time.

Entering the landscape industry

Ocean Road Landscaping will often take on people looking to re-career into the horticulture or landscape industry. This is an exciting opportunity and the main thing we will be looking for is the right attitude and willingness having a passion for horticulture landscaping gardening is definitely a good start.  You are welcome to send in your details if you would like to enter the industry telling us much about yourself as you can and why you think you would be a good candidate when the opportunity does come up.

Carolyn expresses our passion for gardens, join her in this little clip below.

To join our team of 25 Landscape Architects, Landscape professionals and Horticulturists contact our office on 03 5263 3133 or use email us

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Postal PO Box 62
Anglesea, Victoria 3230
Yard 23 Inverlochy Street
Anglesea, Victoria 3230
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